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Sound Band - Finally, a headset without speakers!

A project in Traverse City, MI by Hybra Advance Technology, Inc.

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A wireless headset without speakers? Discover how Sound Band can open your ears...
Backers: 3982
Average Pledge Per Backer: $137

Funded: $547,125 of $175,000
Dates: Jul 30th -> Sep 13th (45 days)
Project By: Hybra Advance Technology, Inc.
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Latest News

Sound Band Saga Continues After Redesign; Hybra Founder Not Worried

February 5th - via:
In December, the calls and e-mails from concerned Sound Band backers started coming in once again. “Please, please do an update on Hybra,” read one e-mail, whose author asked to remain anonymous. “267 backers now formally want a refund. Considering that most people probably forgot about the project by now, it’s an amazing number … Kickstarter is not a store and so on, but Creators have responsibilities too, including keeping the backers updated on what is going on and how the money is used.” (Read More)

Why Are Hybra’s Kickstarter Backers So Upset? CEO Joe Thiel Responds

April 23rd - via:
When we last reported on Hybra Advance Technology, a Traverse City, MI-based consumer electronics startup, it was September 2013, and the company was days away from closing an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign. Now, half a year later, Kickstarter backers are up in arms, some going so far as to call for Michigan’s Attorney General to investigate the company for fraud, and all because it hasn’t delivered its product yet—though that’s not exactly unheard of when a startup is trying to get a piece of brand-new hardware to market. (Read More)

Sound Band finish pics are posted

September 13th - via:
Hey there backers!  Well here we are at the last little leg of this awesome campaign!  Thank you for all of your support, feedback, comments and suggestions. During the survey portion after the close of the campaign, you will be able to pick the... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal!

September 1st - via:
With just a little less than two weeks to go in Sound Band's AWESOME Kickstarter campaign, what do ya' say we add in another stretch goal?! Sound Band's current finishes are sleek, modern and dare we We dig them, for sure. But what about... (Read More)

We did it!!

August 25th - via:
Thanks to you all WE DID IT! We made it to the $400,000 Stretch Goal. WOOHOO!! The Hybra Team is ecstatic to be able to include the 3.5mm jack to give a wired option to Sound Band and upgrade the chip package reducing power consumption. Thanks to... (Read More)

Stretch Goal!

August 14th - via:
Announcing: Stretch Goal!! We are excited to announce the Sound Band stretch goal to you! We're pretty sure you're going to dig it.. Stretch Goal: $400k Wired/wireless option + charging while in-use, both via a 3.5-mm jack What this means for you:... (Read More)

A Special Gift for You!

August 14th - via:
Announcing: A Special Gift for You! We are pretty sure that your Sound Band is going to quickly become your favorite new gadget! So what better way to keep Sound Band safe and secure? A Sound Band hard-shell case!! No more worries when it isn't on... (Read More)

New Tiers!

August 9th - via:
Hi everyone, We wanted to give you a heads up and let you know that we are adding two new pledging tiers! While the official, limited addition"I'm with the Band" t-shirts are awesome!...and assume you agree...there are some who feel their t-shirt... (Read More)

Earbuds, Without the Buds

August 7th - via:
The Sound Band uses surface sound technology to send tiny vibrations through the backs of your ears, bones and tissues to land on your inner ear. (Read More)


August 4th - via:
Hey, Hey Backers! WE DID IT! We reached the funding goal! Wow, wow, WOW! We are honored, thrilled and over-the-moon excited to be able to finally get Sound Band out in the world where it belongs! We know that Sound Band is in the right spot,... (Read More)

Thank you! Thank you!

August 1st - via:
As our third day of this exciting campaign comes to an official close (at 9:13 pm EST to be exact!) we want to thank you! You are making this happen and it is because of you that Sound Band is going to change the way we experience personal audio, the... (Read More)

Sound Band: Crowdfunding a big project from a small town

August 1st - via:
Sound Band launched on Kickstarter yesterday and is already almost half way to its ambitious goal of raising $175,000. (Read More)

Hybra Launches Kickstarter Campaign for ‘Sound Band’™ Next Generation Headset Without Speakers

July 31st - via:
Technology development company Hybra Advance Technology ( has today announced a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for its revolutionary, next-generation surface sound headset, Sound Band™. The funding generated by the campaign will facilitate certifications and production. (Read More)

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